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Adventurer Bear Grylls coming to SA

2012-02-02 13:07
Cape Town – Bear Grylls, The Discovery Channel's intrepid eat-anything, slide-down-everything, try-and-survive-anywhere star is coming to South Africa.

He will be in Gauteng on Friday February 10 to inspire fans with some of his real-life experiences and share some of his worldwide adventures.

South Africans will likely flock to hear the adventurer of the highly popular Ultimate Survival show on The Discovery Channel talk about his life.

Grylls will be here for only one day on his way to Zimbabwe to film an episode.

The popular British explorer-adventurer is set to dazzle with stories of close encounters at two separate events - a corporate function at Emperors Palace and a family evening at St Alban's College in Pretoria billed as "One Wild Night – Legendary Ultimate Survivor: Bear Grylls".

The most popular personality on The Discovery Channel is a big hit with both South African adults and children. Rudi Bryson, organiser of Bear Grylls' one-day visit, confirmed to Channel24 that the star is definitely here next Friday and said it was very hard to get him.

"It was very hard. We've worked on it for a year now. With Bear Grylls' time restraints it was simply not possible for him to visit South Africa last year. Then he called and said he's going to Zimbabwe to do some filming and do we still want to have him and I said yes, absolutely.

"Bear is going to do a motivational talk at the corporate lunch. He will talk about his many experiences and all about his remarkable life for about 40 to 50 minutes and then there will be a question and answer session.

Then for the family event later that evening at St Alban's College it will be basically the same and he'll sign autographs."

Bryson said the reaction to Grylls' visit so far has been phenomenal.

"The corporate lunch is selling very quickly, there are still a few spaces left. I think people know that this is an exclusive and a once-in-a-lifetime experience to meet a real-life hero. Also for kids, for any kid, he's a great role model."

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